ἱερεύς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From ῐ̔ερός (hierós, holy) +‎ -εύς (-eús, suffix for person concerned). Compare Mycenaean Greek 𐀂𐀋𐀩𐀄 (i-je-re-u).

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Noun[edit]

ῐ̔ερεύς (hiereúsm (genitive ῐ̔ερέως); third declension

  1. priest, diviner, sacrificer

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: ιερέας m (ieréas)
  • Russian: иерей m (ijerej)

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